Melotte 15 – Heart of the Heart Nebula

Melotte 15, a cluster of young super-giant stars in the heart of the heart nebula. The strong stellar winds from this cluster sculpture the gas clouds in their vicinity, creating pillars and cavities. A spectacular array of shapes and colors.

This is a narrowband composite using more than 14 hours of data in Ha, OIII, and SII taken with the Astro-Physics Riccardi-Honders 305mm Astrograph at the Deep Sky West Observatory.

Exposure: HOS, (13,15,16) x 1200sec Date: 2017-10-11…2017-10-24
Setup: Astro-Physics RH-305 with FLI ML8300 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA

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